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Accidental death verdict on baker

An inquest jury returned a verdict of ‘accidental death’ after a baker was killed in a blast at a pie factory in Huddersfield last year.

Northern Foods and Greencore announce merger

Leading food manufacturers Greencore and Northern Foods have agreed on the terms of a recommended merger, which would see the creation of one of the largest convenience food businesses in the UK and Ireland.

Ashers in breakthrough export move

Northern Irish firm Ashers Baking Co has broken into the export market for the first time, with a deal worth a potential £75,000.

G H Sheldon rebrands heritage line

Manchester baker G H Sheldon has rebranded its premium heritage range, as well as launching its first square potato cake, featuring the new-look packaging and promotional materials.

Working bakeries to feature in new Whole Food Market stores

Bakeries staffed by skilled bakers will be a key attraction at two new Whole Foods Market stores set to open in London and Glasgow, with further regional stores in the pipeline.

White’s Bakery works on healthier products for pupils

White’s Bakery in Barnsley is aiming to provide thousands of schoolchildren with a healthier selection of baked goods.

Profits fall in Carr’s flour business

Agriculture, food and engineering group Carr’s Milling Industries said the flour market continues to be extremely challenging, as it contends with significantly higher raw material prices and industry over-capacity, in its full-year results to 28 August 2010.

London bakery takes smaller firms into its fold

Edmonton-based wholesale bakery The London Bread & Cake Co (LBC) has come up with an unusual way of coping with the recession by taking smaller bakeries under its wing.

Gü develops adult-targeted cookie range

Indulgent chocolate brand Gü is extending its reach into in-store bakery with a new range of adult-only cookies. The company best known for its chilled desserts has identified a gap in the market for an upmarket branded cookie that isn't aimed at children.

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